Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai Watercolor class. Noelle Shawa, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program, including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with this fun medium. More Info

  2. Bat Mitzvah of Elisabeth Bell

    October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Knitzvah Group

    October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes!   Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided. More Info

  2. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for a weekly game of mah jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend.  

  3. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai Watercolor class. Noelle Shawa, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program, including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with this fun medium. More Info

  4. The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Class with Rabbi Gross

    October 26 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    Join Rabbi Gross as he teaches the class, The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam. Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times peacefully, at times More Info

  5. Shabbat Services

    October 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

      All are welcome to join us at 7:15 Friday nights for Shabbat Services.   You do not need to be a member to join us in prayer as we More Info

  6. Social Action Project: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s 3rd Annual Pet and Senior Wellness Fair

    October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    In October, join us for our social action project at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s 3rd Annual Pet and Senior Wellness Fair! This event provides services to both seniors and More Info

  7. Bat Mitzvah of Elisabeth Bell

    October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  8. Religious School

    October 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2017-18 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, More Info

  9. Sup & Swap

    October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our very popular Sup and Swap dinners are back again! Join us for our upcoming event on October 29. Come join us for an adult pot luck meal. Please bring More Info

  10. Senior Chai Yoga

    October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

Temple Youth At HCRJ

Project Centered Programming

At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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